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Global Charity Foundation Gives Back to UNLV Students

The Global Charity Foundation (GCF) is proud to continue its tradition of partnering with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas when it comes to providing scholarship opportunities for deserving students.

The “Art of Scholarship 2023”, held on April 20th at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, honors community & corporate donors who give back to UNVL and highlights the accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients.  In 2022, GCF created an endowment fund in the amount of $50,000 for the College of Sciences.  The nonprofit, founded by Dr. Reeta Kaul Thukral, also began donating $5,000 a year starting last fall, under the name “Professor Manohar Nath Jan Chemistry Scholarship” in honor of her father.  The funding helped 5 UNLV students become scholarship recipients this school year (2022-2023).

Reeta Thukral, President, Global Charity Foundation with Ricky N. McCurry, J.D. President, UNLV Foundation; Vice President, UNLV Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement 

“We are so proud of how far our organization has come in the last decade, especially in the number of students we have helped,” said Dr. Thukral. “Our work is focused on students long before they get to the university level.  Our goal is to get more students prepared academically so when they reach high school, they have a better chance of graduating and making it to college”.

GCF operates the “Nevada Student Achievement Program” or NSAP.  This educational initiative launched in 2012 targets at-risk and less privileged K-12 students in Clark County with a goal to raise comprehension in Science, Technology, English & Math before students enter High School.  Since its inception, NSAP has provided over 300,000 tutoring hours to more than 2500 students.  The students in the program have shown significant improvements in their academic performance in each subject.

Funds raised by Global Charity foundation also benefit a cancer program in India.  From 2018-2021, GCF, in partnership with the Rotary Club of New Delhi, was able to help raise funds to treat nearly 70% of local children referred to their organization.

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